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Fat and Faithful: Learning to Love Our Bodies, Our Neighbors, and Ourselves

Fat and Faithful: Learning to Love Our Bodies, Our Neighbors, and Ourselves

You are already enough, and you are not too much.

J. Nicole Morgan grew up fat and loving Jesus. But she was forever burdened by what she saw as her biggest spiritual flaw: her weight. In Fat and Faithful, she shares her journey from body shame to fat acceptance and shows us how to care for the image of God found in every body--including our own. When the world tells us that our bodies are too much, J. Nicole Morgan reminds us that all people--no matter their size, shape, or ability--are beloved of God. Bodies of all sizes, shapes, colors, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities are expressions of the body of Christ. When our first prayer isn't about changing our bodies, we create space to care for our neighbors and to celebrate the unique ways we are equipped to serve our communities in the bodies we have. Fat and Faithful shows us that the world is wider than the size of our waistline.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506425221
  • eBook ISBN 9781506448282
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 246
  • Language/Translation English
  • Publication Date August 1, 2018

Table of Contents

1. Made in the Image of God
2. The Body of Christ
3. Thinness Is Not Next to Godliness
4. Comparing Fatness and Gluttony
5. Honoring the Temple
6. But What about Your Health?
7. Diet Devotionals
8. Fat Girls and Righteous Foxes
9.The Church That Eats Together Stays Together
10. Live a Fat-Positive Life
11. Be a Fat-Positive Community
Epilogue: A Prayer of Blessing for Fat Rolls and Thunder Thighs
Appendix: Resources for a Fat-Positive Life

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